Friday, August 28, 2020

The History of The Universe in 13,799 Dominoes

Kurtis Baute set up thousands of dominoes in order to tell the story of the universe. The more you watch this, the crazier you realize it is. Not only does he set up and topple 13,799 dominoes, he also narrates a timeline of the universe as it happens, with each domino representing a million years. The timing had to be precise, the props along the way had to be work without knocking over dominoes, and if he screwed up too much, that's a lot of dominoes to reset. I believe the sparkler didn't work right, but he didn't stop, and they edited that in. Just designing this idea had to be a ton of work! But don't get distracted by overthinking all that, or by his obvious nervousness and heavy breathing. The story he's telling is fascinating in itself. (via Geekologie

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